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May 5th, 2011
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I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.
I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's journal.

etc. ad nauseam

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From:fairgoldberry
Date:May 5th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Seems fishy to me.

Much love,
Rowan
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From:rebeccafiddler
Date:May 5th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Opening a real can of worms, are we?
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From:apocalypticbob
Date:May 5th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Think you should do it just for the halibut.
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From:rowangolightly
Date:May 5th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Ah, so that's where the fish smell is coming from. I'd wondered...
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From:drpaisley
Date:May 5th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)

To Quote Lucy Van Pelt

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On the other hand, who knows what I'll do?
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From:rhia474
Date:May 5th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Yes, no, maybe, lobster?
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From:affreca
Date:May 5th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Now I want sushi.
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From:desahra
Date:May 6th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
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"I have a rouge."
"Does it make you feel pretty?"
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From:rhia474
Date:May 6th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Aand I just found it in one of my fics. See--full disclosure, aren't you proud of me? Now to replace it in ALL places I posted it... Agh.
Thanks for making me terribly self-conscious. ;)
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From:solan_t
Date:May 6th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Just remember you don't want your characters to have fishy breath and it's much easier to remember.


Also, as English isn't your first language, you get a pass (how *I* missed it, I don't know). These are supposed native speakers of English, but they obviously don't see that phrase written out very often (and likely see it wrong when they do, because I am seeing it EVERYWHERE right now).

Think 'bated' shortened version of 'abated' meaning 'stopped or lessened'

Edited at 2011-05-06 07:25 pm (UTC)
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From:rhia474
Date:May 6th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, once I manage to connect it to that Shakespeare quote (Merchant of Venice I think), I think it'll be ingrained in my brain. I need context for my words... ;) The problem is for most people, probably, that the word in itself is not used any more. Even 'abated' fell out of use.
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From:solan_t
Date:May 6th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I think I still use it for wind (not until the wind abates a bit) but I might be a bit weird. ;P
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